COMICS: Top 5 Indie Comics Of The Week

We wade through the waste so you don't have to. Check out the top indie books of the week, including the likes of The Lone Ranger, Chasing The Dead and Judge Dredd's original hangout, 2000 AD.

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By UTFReviews - 12/5/2012
Welcome to the inaugural post of TOP 5 INDIE COMICS OF THE WEEK. I'm your lovely host Steve and I'm visiting from Unleash The Fanboy. Every week, our staffers pour over a horde of fresh indie comics, aided only by a few cups of black, bitter coffee (and the occasional sip of bourbon... they're only human after all). We know you may not have the time or money to purchase every single release at your local comic shop, or perhaps you've been too heartbroken and disappointed by indie books in the past, so we've assembled a list of the very best from the week. Here we go...



Lone Ranger #11


After two months, Native Ground continues. This arc has been divided between the Ranger bringing Tonto to a Native American tribe and flashbacks. The latter took over the story, establishing a very interesting back-story for our Native American friend. This issue on the other hand focuses on the Ranger and his quest to find the 'Ute Healer.' While I have been greatly enjoying reading about Tonto, it's good to see the Ranger back as the main character, I had forgotten what a great focus he can be. The penultimate issue is packed with a great story, very good writing, and is definitely one of the best Lone Ranger comics I've read.

For the full review, click here.

4.5/5








Creator Owned Heroes #7


The day will come when I read an issue of Creator Owned Heroes and realize the series is no longer getting better. (It has to stop sooner or later, right?) But it is not this day. Issue 7 once again feels groundbreaking, and it's extra-sized to boot.

For the full review, click here.

5/5








Chasing the Dead #2


Chasing the Dead is back with a second intense issue. This mini-series is based on a novel of the same name. I've never read it, so I've been reading this without having any previous knowledge. The first issue started out normally enough, (aside from the prologue) but then got really intense in the middle act. The writing succeeds in making this Isaac Hamilton guy as scary as the most powerful of super villains, and he's just some normal person! (As far we know anyway.) The first issue was a thriller with a few hints of some kind of paranormal zombie thing going on. That stuff comes about in this issue, you are not going to want to miss this.

For the full review, click here.

4.5/5








2000AD #1812


The culmination of several weeks and issues worth of storytelling and planning, three of the most interesting titles in 2000AD combine to form one interlinking finale. In short, its safe to say 2000AD #1812 is a unique and excellent issue for the magazine, and I would recommend it to anyone. Especially, of course, those with an interest for mega city one.

For the full review, click here.

5/5








Voltron: Year One #6


If someone would have told me that there was going to be a re-imagining of Voltron that played with more mature themes while embracing or evolving the campier elements of the classic series in order to create a contemporary space odyssey, I would have laughed them off.  But that's exactly what's happening here and this mini-series is further proof of the genius inherent in that idea.

For the full review, click here.

4.5/5





Well, what do you think? Do you know any others that should be on here?
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WesleyGibson - 12/5/2012, 5:41 PM
Awesome article man.
marvel72 - 12/5/2012, 7:10 PM
@ nomis

that looks blinding.
UTFReviews - 12/5/2012, 7:25 PM
@WesleyGibson

Much appreciated
JonasWepeel - 12/5/2012, 7:48 PM
Great post. Please keep 'em coming!

@Nomis

Is that ... The Alex Ross? That cover is sweet.
Minato - 12/5/2012, 9:09 PM
Thats Green Hornet and Kato, Zorro, The Shadow and ?????
Thythoutrust - 12/5/2012, 10:50 PM
The Spider
longbowhunter - 12/5/2012, 11:21 PM
Next issue of Creator Owned Heros will be the last.
yingyangpalms - 12/6/2012, 6:39 AM
@Nomis Hadnt heard of Masks I see GH and Kato and is that The Shadow? Id love to see more of that.
marvel72 - 12/6/2012, 8:16 AM
just finished reading "masks 1",bloody good.alex ross is the greatest artist ever!
Oxbow - 12/7/2012, 12:51 AM
Thanks UTF...Love the indies for originality. Lone Ranger and Voltron look pretty interesting.
UTFReviews - 12/12/2012, 4:36 PM
Thanks for all the good words guys! Great to see your opinions. We love MASKS as well. It's a really good place to jump into the indie piles, and a tyrant of stories in its own right.

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